About the WHRI and Environment & Health MDT
The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) was founded by the Nobel Laureate Sir John Vane in 1986 at Queen Mary’s Charterhouse Square campus in London. The primary research focus and excellence lies in the cardiovascular and endocrine research themes. The WHRI is also home to international excellence in critical care and perioperative medicine research. Their aim is to combine research talent from a range of disciplines, including genomics, cell biology, and pharmacology with translational bench-to-patient studies and large scale clinical trials. Further information on the work of the institute can be found here.
The Environment & Health MDT has been developed as part of the research mission and strategy for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), which includes focused, multidisciplinary, and cross-cutting research themes onto which the research activities for FMD will be organised and invested in.
The E&H MDT focuses on the following key areas:
- Natural Environment (land, water, air, energy)
- Microbial Environment (infectious diseases, commensal pathogens)
- Build Environment (urban, housing, transport)
- Psychosocial Environment (mental health, stress, poverty)
- The interplay and interaction among different aspects of the environment (exposome) to human health
Further information on the theme and ongoing work can be found here.
For any queries e-mail Dr Stavrouli Kanoni ([email protected]).